Professors dating undergrads
Additionally, faculty will be prohibited from having romantic or sexual relationships with any graduate or professional student in the same discipline or academic program as the faculty member, or over whom the faculty member had, has or might reasonably be expected to have “academic or supervisory authority” through instruction, supervision, evaluation or grading.
Graduate student instructors and postdoctoral fellows will be prohibited from having romantic or sexual relationships with any students (undergraduate or graduate) in the classes the GSI is teaching or grading, or over whom the GSI or postdoc has academic or supervisory authority.
A professor is in a position of authority over a student, whether or not he or she is that student's teacher or supervisor, which makes any dating arrangement tricky at best.
Ultimately, if the two are consenting adults (there's no scenario where it's OK for a high school teacher to date a current student), there's not much anyone can do to prevent them from pursuing a romantic relationship. Beyond that, some schools have specific rules about what to do if a student and a professor want to pursue a romantic relationship.
• Develop recommendations to revise SPG 601.22 that reflect the university’s shared community values, and align U-M policy with best practices.